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Author Photo by: bullets2002
Jul 09 2021, 9:49pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago. 
Trying to grasp word order still, is 'gusto kong humalik niya' the right way to say 'i want to kiss him/her'?
please help 🙏
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Author Photo akosikoneho Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP SupporterOfficial Tagalog.com Teacher Teacher
Jul 10 2021, 7:47pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 2 days ago. 
The good news! The word order is right!
The bad news! The word choice is not!
 
I'll leave the ultimate answer up to a native, but "gusto ko siyang halikan" is probably a better way of phrasing what you're trying to say.
 
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Author Photo bullets2002
Jul 10 2021, 10:22pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 2 days ago. 
@akosikoneho ohhh okay thank you!
 
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Author Photo ibongadarna
Jul 13 2021, 7:51am CST ~ 2 weeks, 7 days ago. 
magandang tanghali
Yeah because "gusto kong humalik niya" is more like English sentence structure "kiss him/her" whereas as the focus I would say is really on him/her, in Tagalog you can express that focus, which is why it is "gusto ko siyang halikan".
We shouldn't (always) think of Tagalog in terms of English/Spanish/French grammar frameworks some of us might have been taught at school/uni - those frameworks are not (always) universal I would say.
-- Though I am no expert in Tagalog, still a beginner
Thanks, also despite my understanding I wouldn't have been able to say it right hahaha
 
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Jul 18 2021, 2:50pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago. 
Trying to grasp word order still, is 'gusto kong humalik niya' the right way to say 'i want to kiss him/her'? please help 🙏
 
@bullets2002 word order is right..pronouns and conjugations are not
 
There are several ways to say this
 
Gusto ko siyang halikan
Gusto ko na mahalikan siya
Gusto kong halikan siya
Gusto kong humalik sa kanya
 
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Author Photo ibongadarna
Jul 18 2021, 4:31pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago. 
"Gusto ko na mahalikan siya": I would like to be able to kiss him/her?
 
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Author Photo Gahala Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Jul 21 2021, 12:43am CST ~ 1 week, 6 days ago. 
@ibongadarna gusto ko na mahalikan siya in english is I really want to kiss her/him.
 
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